It's the time of year to give thanks! Any time this November, stop into the library and write down something that you're grateful for on a paper leaf and we'll add it to our front window. Watch the number of leaves grow all month and see what people in our community are thankful for.
See below for a complete list of our November events. We hope you'll join us!
Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.
Learn & Play Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
November 2, 9, 16, 30.
Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
November 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1.
Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.
Our Take-Home Kits
Take & Make Craft Kit: Thanksgiving Crafts
Pick up anytime from Monday, October 30 through Saturday, November 25.
Make fun Thanksgiving crafts to give as gifts or to decorate your home.
Our Other Events
Duct Tape Crafts
Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Make wallets, bow ties, flowers, and more! All ages welcome.
Marble Run Fun
Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Design & build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work!
After Dinner Book Club - Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
Monday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. This month's book isRemote Controlby Nnedi Okorafor.
Open Mic Night
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 -
Musicians & poets - come share your talents! If your instrument requires an amplifier, please bring one with you. All ages welcome to perform and to watch.
Kids Cook: Mini Pumpkin Pie
Thursday, November 9, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for this month's Kids Cook class and make a tasty, no-bake Mini Pumpkin Pie!
Cards for Veterans
Friday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In celebration of Veterans Day, kids and adults are invited to come create cards and letters that we'll send to veterans. We'll have art supplies available to make your card super-special!
CPL Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
Monthly meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Cool Science: Skittles Science
Wednesday, November 14, 3:00 -
Explore the science of diffusion and make cool color patterns using Skittles candies!
Afternoon Book Club - Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
Wednesday, November 15, 1:00 p.m.
Join us the third Wednesday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at the front desk. This month's book isEarly Morning Riserby Katherine Heiny.
Special Storytime: Hibernation
Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m.
An environmental educator from Schodack Island State Park will join us for this special storytime about how some animals hibernate in the winter.
Make Your Own Puzzle
Friday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Looking for something to do on your day off from school? Stop in to color your own design on a blank puzzle you can take home and put together!
Yarn Pom Poms
Saturday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Learn to make your own cute pom poms using yarn!
Tuesday, November 21, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Come create fun Thanksgiving crafts, perfect for decorating your home or giving to a loved one!
Monday, November 27, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Come learn how to make 3-D snowflakes to celebrate the changing season! All ages welcome.
Teen Time: Make Your Own Touchscreen Gloves
Thursday, November 30, 4:00 p.m.
Create your own touchscreen gloves that you can wear while using your phone or tablet! No sewing skills required. For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Holidays on the Hudson
Sunday, December 3, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Join us to make special ornaments for the Village tree and enjoy the annual tree lighting! We'll also have a special visit from Santa and light refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson, Castleton Fire Department, and Castleton Public Library.
After Dinner Book Club - The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Did you know that we have a playlist of Virtual Storytime episodes that you can watch anytime? All episodes are created by Miss Joelle, our Youth Services Librarian.
Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes with us, on your schedule!
Did you know that we loan WiFi hotspots? They can be borrowed for 14 days -- all you need is your library card! Hotspots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be checked out and returned at CPL. Call 518-732-0879 or email email@example.com for more information.
WiFi Inside & Outside Our Building
Our WiFi is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access the public WiFi on the front lawn, or alongside the building on Stimpson Avenue (the signal is strongest near the front of the building). Just look for the network called "Castleton Public Library." There's no password to connect!